Saturday, May 14, 2011

Just May For It

Like a lot of kids on the spectrum, Audrey loves to script lines that she hears from TV shows, video games, or just generally anything that she overhears that strikes her fancy.

Lately she's been very into listening to my end of phone conversations, which don't really make sense when she scripts them all run together without hearing the other side.  The scripts then turned into some cute pretend play with an actual phone.  There was lots of "Uh huh.  Mmmm.  OK.  Great.  Talk to you later.  Buh-bye" kind of stuff.  Then she started actually calling people in my contact list.  She got lots of outgoing voicemail messages and then she started scripting those.

But my favorite thing is when she mishears something, and then turns it into a Yogi Berra-type malapropism that she works into everyday conversation.  One example of this was a line she heard from my mother during a phone conversation that she was having with a charity arranging a donation pickup.

Quick tangent:  My mother spends half her life on the phone arranging pickups of charitable donations and the other half going through her stuff to give to said charities.  She turns no one down and digs up something to give to anyone who calls her.  Before you think she's some kind of Mother Teresa, it is usually total crap that they probably leave on someone's curb around the block from her.

Anyway, my mother took a call from Purple Heart Veterans or Viet Nam Veterans of America or St. Vincent de Paul or AMVETS or...you get the idea...and scheduled a pickup for May 4.  And Audrey hears this conversation as "Uh huh.  OK.  Just may for it.  Your welcome.  Bye bye."

So now she peppers all of her conversation with "may for it", as in "I'm gonna just may for it right now" or "so I'd better just may for it" or "when are we gonna may for it?"

She was kind of enough to even record one of her famous thigh-cam movies showing perfect usage of it...



Her other new phrase is "door thing", as in "This is an automatic door thing message".  I'm thinking voicemail, but she used that correctly in the previous video.  Outgoing?



OK, everybody, get off of your door things and just may for it!

21 comments:

  1. I'm totally going to start telling people to just May for it. I'll report back. ; )

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  2. Maaay for it ... maaaay for it ...

    Door thing = recorded?

    As in "this is a recorded message -- blah, blah, blah is not available?"

    I love playing the "where the crap did THAT come from?" game with Billy's scripts.

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  3. I so want her to record my outgoing message.

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  4. Oh Audrey! Her little voice is absolutely so adorable. She's very sure of herself on these things. Love the confidence in her voice! I just wish I knew what "may for it" meant... I'd check the urban dictionary but I'm afraid I might get that automatic door thing message... ;)

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  5. Ah, ya just gotta laugh sometimes. If not, autism can drive you crazy!!

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  6. She is so cute. I know...my kids sound cute to other people too. I actually went on my phone to see if I could figure out "door for it"..

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  7. **awwwww** That's so darn cute!! **lol** @ "I love playing the "where the crap did THAT come from?" game".

    My little guy's barely talking, so not really doing a whole lot of scripting yet... But he does try sometimes and it's really cute when I see him playing with his Grinch doll babbling to himself and complaining about those pesky noisy Whos!

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  8. I think I'm going to change my voicemail message. "Hi! This is an automated door thing! Please leave a message and I'll may for it later!"

    The only downside is that I won't get to see the callers' faces.

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  9. I love how animated and upbeat she is. So adorable. I'm certain I would never tire of that. seriously.

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  10. door thing = recording?

    Speaking of scripting:

    My daughter, who just decided she was going to use our forks instead of her toddler ones... at breakfast today said "that's a dinglehopper". I was confused for a moment... and then I thanked Disney profusely.

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  11. I'm going to April for it. I'm such a rebel!

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  12. Gawd she's a crack up!

    Love those thigh cam videos!

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  13. Good Lord, she is cute! Do you ever get tired of hearing that? Probably not. :)

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  14. Very cute! These are the moments that make it worthwhile.

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  15. I really love her. I'm going to have to start may foring it.

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  16. I am not even slightly tired of listening to Audrey's voice. I'm not even tired of listening to GA doing her parody of Audrey. Scripting the scripter!
    #justmayforit

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  17. Oh Audrey...you have officially stolen my heart.

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  18. I'm going to have to create an mp3 file for everyone to use as their ringtone/outgoing message.

    @Kerry @Aimee @DeeAnn: I really don't get tired of hearing her when she is this cute and happy. Of course then there is the possibility that if I jumped into her script or changed it up she would suddenly get a lot less cute...

    @Marsupial Mama: Yeah, those Who's deserve whatever they get!

    @Melissa: Dinglehopper...ha!

    @Rebecca: You should totally may for it.

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  19. It's always amazing to me how kids play with language! My brother (NT), used to do something like scripting when her was younger -- where he would pick up a phrase and repeat it until it became part of our family's vernacular. To this day, strangeness like "delete the refreshing cornucopia" and "a duck!" (never said around ducks), have special meanings in our family.

    With Audrey's irresistible cuteness, I can only imagine what would happen around my family! We would definitely be all about may for it!

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  20. Freakin' LOVE the thigh-cam recordings and the little Cindy Lou Who voice even more.

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  21. Oh, that's funny! My kids quote lines in movies all the time. Right now they are into "G-Force" which I recommend never letting your daughter watch. Otherwise, she might start saying things like, "Get your butt out of my face! Get your face out of my butt!" like my kids are doing all. the. time.

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